Nintendo reveals top ten best-selling indie games on the Switch so far

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    Following up their Nindies Showcase earlier this week, Nintendo has taken to GDC 2019 to talk about indie games on the Switch. There, they divulged the top ten independent titles that have sold the most on the platform. Though many of these games come as no surprise to most Switch owners, you can see the full list below, which is not listed in any specific order.

    • Stardew Valley
    • Hollow Knight
    • Overcooked 2
    • Undertale
    • Dead Cells
    • Enter the Gungeon
    • Graceful Explosion Machine
    • Celeste
    • Golf Story
    • Overcooked
    This year's list sees last year's entries like Shovel Knight, Fast RMX, and SteamWorld Dig 2 be dethroned by newcomers such as Dead Cells, Overcooked 2, and Celeste. No exact numbers were provided, though we do know that Yacht Club Games reported Switch sales for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove to be at around 350,000 copies sold, meaning all of the above games have surpassed that.
     
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  1. JFizDaWiz

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    i dont have a single one of these...might have to check em out.
     
  2. Xzi

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    All solid games, though Overcooked isn't really my thing.
     
  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Kinda sad The Messenger isn't on there, neither is Blaster Master Zero. Even Inti Creates was more excited about how many sales they made with their game, they kept making wall papers for each milestone. :ninja:
     
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    Laughs in sans
     
  5. MythicalData

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    I used to love diner dash games so I went to play overcooked. Just felt like I was at work though basically
     
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    They should make a top 20.
     
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    I think I spend more time on my Switch playing indies than anything else. I own 8 of the titles on that list and I don't regret buying any of them.
     
  8. simbin

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    The Messenger is my fave indie of the year.
     
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  9. Vhestal

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    Betwix the Twilight
    Hollow Knight... as expected. Now give me Silksong!!!
     
  10. p1n0YsWicH3r

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    Overcooked can end friendship among friends. :D
     
  11. kuwanger

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    Own three of the games, none on Switch. Got one through a bundle, one as a trade, and one as a "free" game with Amazon/Twitch Prime. Haven't played the free one, quit one, and got bored with the last one (apparently I wanted to play a dungeon/mining sim* more than a farming sim). Sort of sad Axiom Verge and Shovel Knight aren't higher on the list, but then I imagine it's the same reason I'm likely to not buy most the titles on Switch (beyond not wanting a Switch): there's plenty of other platforms the games are on, often for a lower price, and often originally released many years ago.

    * As the joke goes, there's this awesome game called Ancient Cave. There's also the extra Lufia 2 around it if you get bored.
     
  12. Costello

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    wow all are above 350 000 units sold? hot damn that's high, I never thought indie games had so much success.
    nice article, thanks Chary!
     
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  13. Sakitoshi

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    what did everyone expected? switch owners have only indies to play, so obviously they would going to sell well.
     
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  14. raxadian

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    Ah Undertale... a game I will never ever be playing thanks to the Internet spoiling it quite badly.
     
  15. kuwanger

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    A game I quit because, yea, the monsters are evil too.
     
  16. GODDUKEMONEXA

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    wait, what about GRIS?
     
  17. DANTENDO

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    Like a story like golf now lets see if I'll like the reviews
     
  18. Xzi

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    I don't see Nintendo's exclusives fleeing them for PC like what's happening with PS4 and XB1 right now. Pretty sure Switch will have more AAA exclusives by the end of this year than the others, if it doesn't already.
     
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  19. EmperorX

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    Overcooked deserves it. It's my favorite indie title on the Switch.
     
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